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  • Northside East

Airport’s community fund reopens 

Sunday, 12th January, 2020 4:00pm
Airport’s community fund reopens 

Since the fund opened in June 2017, more than €1 million has been granted to community groups based within the eligibility area.

Airport’s community fund reopens 

Since the fund opened in June 2017, more than €1 million has been granted to community groups based within the eligibility area.

DUBLIN Airport’s Community Fund has reopened for applications and will remain open for a period of six weeks until February 12. 

The €10 million fund was launched in 2017 with an annual investment of €400,000 over 25 years. It supports projects in the neighbouring communities around Dublin Airport with 44 local groups receiving €122,358 in funding before Christmas.

Dublin Airport Community Liaison Manager Maura Cassidy said: “Since the fund was opened in June 2017, more than €1 million has been granted to community groups based within the eligibility area. 

“Support is focused on areas such as environment and sustainability, sports and recreation, social inclusion and community development, health and well-being, and culture and heritage.

“This will be the sixth round of funding from the community fund and we’re delighted to, once again, invite local community groups to apply for funding and encourage all eligible groups to apply.”

Among the groups who received funding in November 2019 were Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna in Ballymun towards a school library, Anew Support Services in Swords for a community gardening project and the Community First Responders in Malahide and Portmarnock who received funding for defibrillators.

The fund also supports up to 10 students per year from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to attend Dublin City University (DCU) via its Access Programme.

Groups applying for funding can find a how-to-apply guide along with an application form at www.dublinairport.com/community-fund

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